Author Kiese Laymon talks to Ceasefire's Hana Riaz and Rukayah Sarumi about his novel 'Long Divison' and using language as a tool of resistance and affirmation.
On Sunday, several hundred people gathered outside the Home Office in London in solidarity with human rights campaigner Moazzam Begg following his "politicised" arrest on terror charges last week. Sara Chaudhry reports.
In January, Haringey council revealed plans to evict hundreds of tenants from three sprawling industrial sites in Tottenham, after discovering private landlords had been renting commercial warehouse spaces to a young, London creative community for over a decade. The plans have sparked outrage from residents who are now fighting back to save their homes, and in many cases, their livelihoods.
Interview | Ben White: “The peace process is meant to replace international law rather than implement it”As Israeli Apartheid Week launches across campuses worldwide, author and activist Ben White talks to Ceasefire's Sara Chaudhry about the newly released updated edition of his book, 'Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide'.
- Podcast | Kiese Laymon on Language, Love and ‘Long Divsion’
- Politics | Hundreds turn out for London protest in support of Moazzam Begg
- Special Report | North London council to evict 1,500 tenants in crackdown on “unauthorised” living
- Interview | Ben White: “The peace process is meant to replace international law rather than implement it”
- Blog | Another Chile is Possible
- North London council to evict 1,500 tenants in crackdown on "unauthorised" living
- How the Western media is getting (almost) everything wrong about Venezuela
- Scottish Independence: Westminster's unholy alliance short-changes Scots over the Pound
- Rage against the ‘Joy Bangla!’ Kitsch Culture Machine
- Gender and justice in an emerging nation: My impressions of Rojava, Syrian Kurdistan
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- There's an interesting discussion about these warehouses with both local residen...
- I lived in one of these units on Fountayne Road a few years back...it was awesom...
- Creative community, what a joke. 80% of the people who live on Overbury Road and...
- The Londoner's comment seems to be a response from the well oiled Ambani PR netw...
Editor's Desk, Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Dec 9, 2013 22:49 - 6 Comments
In part two of our exclusive interview, Hip-Hop artist Akala talks to Ceasefire’s Adam Cooper about Lily Allen, Mark Duggan, police impunity, slavery reparations, the banning of slang in schools and much more.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Feb 19, 2014 23:44 - 1 Comment
In the lead up to this year’s edition of the Islamophobia Awards, to be held this Friday, Azru Merali offers some reflections on what the fight against Islamophobia entails today. Whether it is advocacy against imperialist, colonial wars, or activism against anti-terror laws, or studying hate crime and discrimination, the naming and vocalising of the roots of oppression is the only way that beleaguered communities can be made to feel empowered.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Feb 22, 2014 23:36 - 15 Comments
Lee Salter argues our understanding of the recent upheavals in Venezuela must be placed in its proper, larger context. It’s not about economics, corruption or crime, he insists, but about the ultra-rich and their supporters trying to overthrow the will of the people.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Feb 21, 2014 22:38 - 8 Comments
Attempts to decode the political crisis submerging Bangladesh must first survey its connections to the cultural landscape. The ever-widening gulf between the ruling class and the people under its subjugation stems from the Islamophobia of the current ruling elites, a hangover from the 19th-century Orientalism of the British Raj given a new lease of life by the ‘War on Terror’.
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- Interview | Christopher Davidson on ‘After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies’
- Special Report | Gender and justice in an emerging nation: My impressions of Rojava, Syrian Kurdistan
- Interview | Anjali Appadurai on Climate Justice: “You have been negotiating all my life. Get it done!”
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Feb 18, 2014 19:51 - 1 Comment
Walter Benjamin was an incisive commentator on everyday life, particularly spaces and objects. In the final part of his eight-part series, Andrew Robinson discusses a range of Benjamin’s observations on everyday life – including his writings on cities, his discussions of character, and various everyday ephemera – and surveys the German thinker’s relevance today.
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New in Ceasefire, Theatre - Feb 25, 2014 15:44 - Comment
Richard Pilgrim reviews a new production of a great classic of German pre-war theatre, Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’.